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Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Energy drinks: Almost all energy drinks, even the sugar free ones have all kinds of ingredients. I wouldn't worry about staining. I would worry about the acids in them that can contribute to tooth decay. I would also worry about all those 'extra' & unnecessary ingredients as well as why you need extra energy from a drink? Reconsider your life style\priorities. I drink bottled water, love it and know it's healthy. ...Read more

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Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! why?

Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! why?

Some possibilities: First, if the rct was completed and the canals were filled properly, there cannot be any cold or hot sensitivity with that tooth. One can still have throbbing if the tissues around the root of the tooth (periodontal ligament) are inflamed. 2d x-rays cannot show everything. A 3d (cbct) scan can possibly show another canal or pathology present. Sometimes these issues resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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Will red fruit juices stain my ceramic braces?

Will red fruit juices stain my ceramic braces?

It can: but its unlikely. As Dr. malerman noted, if you rinse your mouth afterward you should be just fine. the rubber bands, if they are the clear ones, are more likely to stain, but the orthodontist will replace these every 6 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Not good or bad: What's the legal drinking age in your part of canada? It's not good or bad to mix alcohol w/soda, but the carbonation gets the alcohol into your blood stream more quickly and can lead to more rapid intoxication? Be careful and don't drink and drive. ...Read more

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Can drinking hawthorne tea cause tooth decay?

Can drinking hawthorne tea cause tooth decay?

Tea and decay: It depends on the sugar and acid content of the tea, also extreme temperatures cause expansion and contraction that can cause small fractures that can lead to decay. Get an evaluation from a dentist to see how your teeth are doing now. ...Read more

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Will drinking diet coke cause tooth cavities?

Will drinking diet coke cause tooth cavities?

Yes indeed!: Drinking any type of carbonated beverage, diet, sugar feee, or otherwise, will increase the acidity of the mouth and increase the likelihood for developing more dental decay and cavities. My advise is to limit the amount and frequency of drinking carbonated beverages of all types. Difficult to do at times, but certainly doable. ...Read more

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Barq's root beer bad for teeth?

Barq's root beer bad for teeth?

Everything: In excess is bad including sodas. The acids and sugars cause demineralization of the tooth structure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Tooth Decay: Too much emphasis is placed on sugar being the cause of tooth decay. All sources of carbohydrates cause tooth decay! the stickiness and concentration of sugars determines how cariogenic the food may be. The true cause of decay specially in toddlers is the lack of daily dental home care by parents. It is not like a stinky dipper screaming to be change. You as parent must make it a priority. ...Read more

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Are soft drinks gluten free or not? Pepsi coca cola seven up.. Is it ok for celiac pt

Are soft drinks gluten free or not? Pepsi coca cola seven up.. Is it ok for celiac pt

Usually: Unless they are supplemented with grain protein , regular soda pop does not usually contain gluten. With so many nutrition beverages on the market, one needs to read labels carefully. ...Read more

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What makes root beer less harmful to tooth enamel than other sodas?

What makes root beer less harmful to tooth enamel than other sodas?

Questionable: It is the sugar in the soda that is harmful to tooth enamel. There is no reason for root beer to be any less harmful than other sugary drinks. ...Read more

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Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

No: Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk. ...Read more

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Is diet cola less bad for your teeth than regular cola?

Is diet cola less bad for your teeth than regular cola?

Yes and no. : The high acidity will still erode your teeth. However there is no sugar in diet soda, so you are less likely to get cavities. ...Read more

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Can a 17 yrs old (18 running) consume green coffee bean extract?

Can a 17 yrs old (18 running) consume green coffee bean extract?

Insufficient reports: Green coffee beans are beans that have not been roasted. Roasting decreases chlorogenic acid, a chemical that is believed to increase metabolism and help with weight loss. Inadequate studies have been done to prove safety or to determine correct dosing. Green beans also contain caffeine, which is well known to cause upset stomach, jitteriness, insomnia and occasionally anxiety. ...Read more

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Can i go back on drinking soda, coffee, tea and etc( no alcoholic drinks), after 7 weeks of epididymitis recovery?

Epididymitis: Those substances have little or no causative effect on epididymitis. Caffeine is a bladder irritant but certainly doesnt have a role in causing or worsening epididymitis. ...Read more

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Liver failure, can I drink coca cola?

Liver failure, can I drink coca cola?

Go ahead: If your liver is truly failing, i wouldn't begrudge you this unless the problem is diabetes and this will throw it off. What has your physician told you? ...Read more

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Is coca cola zero bad for weight?

Is coca cola zero bad for weight?

In general, No: It is sugar free, and despite some arguments about artificial sweeteners triggering Insulin release--calories you don't eat/drink you do not have to burn to get rid of. Just don't drink to excess as it is caffeinated! ...Read more